Indian ocean tsunami case study

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  • Indian Ocean Tsunami, 26th December 2004.
    • What plates were involved?
      • Indo-Australian & Eurasian.
      • Indo-Australian subducted beneath the Eurasian plate.
        • Eurasian plate rose several metres high, causing a 9.0 magnitude earthquake.
          • Biggest earthquake ever recorded.
    • Main effects?
      • 300,000 killed by the wave.
      • Villages destroyed.
      • Millions homeless.
      • Economy damaged.
      • Hospitals and Clinics washed away when needed most.
    • Estimated cost- $5 billion.

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